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November 15th, 2018

ellid @ 07:52 am: Title: Invitation, VII
Challenge: Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers 
Word Count: 100


Minerva simply did not believe that the Open Reception of the Potioneers was the rough equivalent of washing one's wounds in a tank of hungry of piranha. Severus decided that she needed to be enlightened, and sent an exceedingly polite note accepting the Potioneers' kind invitation and asking if he could bring a guest.

The response was swift: the Potioneers would be delighted to host Professor Snape's distinguished colleague, Deputy Headmistress McGonagall, whose “renown as a transfiguration expert was exceeded only by her beauty.”

Severus told Minerva about the acceptance, but not the gush. Some things were best kept private.

ellid @ 07:52 am: Title: Invitation, VII
Challenge: Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers 
Word Count: 100


Minerva simply did not believe that the Open Reception of the Potioneers was the rough equivalent of washing one's wounds in a tank of hungry of piranha. Severus decided that she needed to be enlightened, and sent an exceedingly polite note accepting the Potioneers' kind invitation and asking if he could bring a guest.

The response was swift: the Potioneers would be delighted to host Professor Snape's distinguished colleague, Deputy Headmistress McGonagall, whose “renown as a transfiguration expert was exceeded only by her beauty.”

Severus told Minerva about the acceptance, but not the gush. Some things were best kept private.

November 14th, 2018

ellid @ 07:51 am: Title: Invitation, VI
Challenge: Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers 
Word Count: 100


“At the very least you should attend their pre-meeting reception,” said Minerva, considering the Potioneers' invitation. “How bad could it be?”

“Surprisingly bad.” Severus shuddered despite himself as he remembered a particularly memorable encounter between Damocles Belby, Araminta Skower, and a random Slughorn protege. “Spiking each other's drinks on the sneak is the very least one might expect.”

Minerva shook her head. “The Transfiguration Society enjoy a similar place at the top of the profession, and I assure you that we'd never sabotage each other at our tea dance.”

“That's because you surrender your wands upon entry.”

November 13th, 2018

ellid @ 07:48 am: Title: Invitation, V
Challenge: Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers 
Word Count: 100


The invitation was on 100% linen rag paper the color of fresh cream. The text (all in flawless classical Latin) was calligraphed by a master, who'd added a column of illuminated alembics, cauldrons, and famous alchemists to the left. The pigments were all of the quality: ultramarine, vermillion, orpiment and lead white, powdered lake from cochineal and indigo.

It was a true work of art, and if it were not for the snobbishness that all but dripped from the entire production, the invitation to join the likes of Damocles Belby would have been one of the pinnacles of Severus' career.

November 12th, 2018

ellid @ 07:44 am: Title: Invitation, IV
Challenge: Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers 
Word Count: 100


Fortunately for Gilderoy Lockhart's continued existence, Severus was able to intercept the post owl he'd engaged to contact the Dark Arts Defense League before they offered Severus a role in their holiday panto. Unfortunately for Severus' sanity, the invitation to join the DADL was followed by solicitations from a variety of other organizations, from the Kennel Club to the the Royal Society of Collectible Magical Bric-a-brac (which was, alas, not a joke, as Severus learned after Septima Vector frostily informed him that she was a member).

The best, and worst, was the invitation from the Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers.

November 11th, 2018

alisanne @ 11:48 am: Challenge #768: "Snape and The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers"
Challenge 768: Snape and The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

As it says in the name, this group is a society of potioneers. Incidentally, it was founded by someone named Granger, (much to Slughorn's interest). As a potions master, would Snape have had anything to do with them? Perhaps he became a member? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers.

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Current Mood: determined

November 7th, 2018

ellid @ 07:57 am: Title: Invitation, III
Challenge: Dark Arts Defense League
Word Count: 100


Much to Severus' surprise, Lockhart burst into merry laughter that showed off the dimples Witch Weekly so loved. “What a sense of humor!”

“I wasn't joking, Gilderoy, so - “

“Our annual Comedy Panto for Charity is the highlight of the London season,” said Lockhart, pulling out a small girdle book and scribbling notes. “You'll be a perfect Mother Goose for this year's edition, I'll owl the Honorable Secretary right away!”

“Mother Goose?”

“You'll scarcely need makeup for the nose honking scene!” Lockhart cried, oblivious to how close he was to being turned into a lethifold.

November 6th, 2018

ellid @ 07:25 am: Title: Invitation, II
Challenge: Dark Arts Defense League
Word Count: 100


“A club.” Severus stopped walking. “Which one would that be, Gilderoy? White's? The Vicissitude? The Drones, perhaps?”

“The Drones? Oh no, this is far more exclusive!” Lockhart burbled, and what sort of adult male could honestly be said to “burble”? “The Dark Arts Defense League, of course!”

“The Dark Arts Defense League.” Severus waited until the urge to quote a Muggle humorist about club membership had passed. “A group of - “

“Amateurs devoted to defending our community against Dark Magic!” Lockhart exclaimed.

“I was about to say 'gormless dilettantes' but defer to your wisdom.”

November 5th, 2018

ellid @ 07:41 am: Title: Invitation, I
Challenge: Dark Arts Defense League
Word Count: 100


“Severus! What a splendid morning!” Gilderoy Lockhart, bright and scrubbed and oh so elegant in his custom-tailored robes, hurried up to join Severus on his morning constitutional. “Do you have a moment?”

Severus repressed an urge to turn him into an occasional table – it would be a shame to spoil such a lovely day – and continued to walk. “If you wish me to 'assist' in another class or dueling demonstration, I will have to decline - “

“Good heavens, no!” Lockhart flashed a glittering smile. “I'm here to invite you to join a most exclusive club.”

November 4th, 2018

alisanne @ 02:08 pm: Challenge #767: "Snape and The Dark Force Defense League"
Challenge 767: Snape and The Dark Force Defense League

This group (which may or may not be affiliated with the Ministry) includes Gilderoy Lockhart, who is an honorary member. Would Snape have anything to do with them, or would he avoid them? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and The Dark Force Defense League.

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Current Mood: hopeful

November 2nd, 2018

ellid @ 07:30 am: Title: There's Something About the Snape House....V
Challenge: Magical reversal
Word Count: 100


1991

Severus apparated into his foyer, robes immaculate, expression schooled to stillness. The Ministry reversal agent was waiting on the stoop.

“What precisely is the problem? I was at Hogwarts, not in residence, and - “

“It's not you,” said the agent. He pointed at a crudely chalked caricature of a Muggle witch on the sidewalk. “It's that.”

“The neighborhood children - “

The caricature smiled as tiny purple unicorns danced across the pavement. Severus raised an eyebrow. “ - seem to include at least one who should be at Hogwarts.”

“Good heavens,” said the agent.

November 1st, 2018

ellid @ 07:50 am: Title: There's Something About the Snape House....IV
Challenge: Magical reversal
Word Count: 100


1981


“Mr. Snape.” The Ministry agent spoke in a voice intended to comfort. “We would like to extend our condolences on the loss of your mother.”

“You have an odd of showing it, coming here with a citation.” Severus, hands shaking, shoved the offending paper across the kitchen table. “She's barely cold in the ground and here you are, bothering me and - “

“Your petunias turned into Devil's Snare during the funeral. We had no choice.”

“It was an accident!”

“You're old enough to be in control of your magic,” came the calm reply.

October 31st, 2018

ellid @ 08:22 am: Title: There's Something About the Snape House....III
Challenge: Magical reversal
Word Count: 100


1976

“Severus. You know better than to hex your da's boss, especially when he brings your da home after a night with the boys.” Eileen wearily shook her head. “Be glad the Reversal Squad was able to fix his hair.”

“He looked better with snakes, the rotten bastard. You know bloody well he's in with the owners and - “

“Don't you talk back to me again! And don't you dare hex more Muggles. We've enough trouble without the Ministry - “

“I'm late for the concert,” snarled Severus, and disapparated before she could stop him.


(note: Severus has tickets to the pre-Sid Vicious Sex Pistols)

October 30th, 2018

ellid @ 07:54 am: Title: There's Something About the Snape House....II
Challenge: Magical reversal
Word Count: 100


1970

“Come in. You look like you need a cuppa,” said Eileen as the Evans family entered. She'd cleaned the whole house, top to bottom, but it still looked shabby compared to her guests' neat semi-detached across the park.

“That would be lovely,” said Mrs. Evans, pale after her talk with the Ministry reversal expert. “Thank you for being so kind to Lily after - “

“I thought it was brilliant!” cried little Petunia. “Bertie deserves - “

“I didn't mean to turn him into a toad,” said Lily, and burst into tears on Severus' shoulder.

October 29th, 2018

ellid @ 07:48 am: Title: There's Something About the Snape House.... I
Challenge: Magical Accidents
Word Count: 100


1967

“Have you started training him yet?” The matron from the Department of Magical Reversal glanced at the terrified child clinging to his father's legs. “Turning the entire house bright pink normally requires a great deal of skill.”

“No, nothing.” Mrs. Snape shook her head. Her arms were crossed over her chest, right hand slowly working just below her left elbow. “I know the rules, Matron. My Sev has power but he knows better than to cast spells in front of Muggles.”

The matron nodded to her colleague. “An accident, Jemmy. Nothing more.”

He shrugged. “It happens.”

October 28th, 2018

alisanne @ 09:14 am: Challenge #766: "Snape and The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad"
Challenge 768: Snape and The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad

This Ministry group are the first to show up at the scene of magical accidents or catastrophes. Would Snape ever have dealings them, either as a child or an adult? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad.

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Current Mood: rushed
alisanne @ 12:15 am: The Slug Club
Title: The Slug Club
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Word Count: 100 x 3
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 765: Snape and the Slug Club.
Warning(s): None.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read The Slug Club on LJ/IJ/DW.

Current Mood: relaxed

October 26th, 2018

ellid @ 07:19 am: Title: Slugalicious! V
Challenge: Slug Club
Word Count: 100


Severus had never been part of the Slug Club despite his obvious brilliance, and he had never gotten over it. This edition, though, were colleagues, not rivals as they worked together to create the sweets line: the Greengrasses refining the flavors, Ginny Weasley finalizing the recipes, and Harry Potter agreeing to pose with their official mascot, a giant slug bred by Hagrid specifically for the purpose.

“They're different,” he said to Filius during the ceremony where the Slug Club ceremoniously presented the first installment of the proceeds to Minerva. “They can work together.”

“They certainly can,” said Filius.

October 25th, 2018

ellid @ 07:20 am: Title: Slugalicious! IV
Challenge: Slug Club
Word Count: 100


“The fundaising is going well,” said Draco Malfoy. He had scarcely been seen since an ugly break-up with Pansy Parkinson, possibly because of his Slug Club work. He turned to the pale, fine-featured girl at his side. “Thanks to Astoria's work on the flavor charms.”

Severus nodded. He'd sampled several more of the Slugalicious sweets and been pleasantly surprised at the taste. “Miss Greengrass. I see you put your Potions work to good use.”

“I wanted to help with the rebuilding,” she replied. “What happened to the school was dreadful.”

Draco beamed. “We'll fix it thanks to you.”

October 24th, 2018

ellid @ 07:30 am: Title: Slugalicious! III
Challenge: Slug Club
Word Count: 100


Severus braced himself as the Slug Club's little fundraiser wound itself about his finger. It was slightly sticky but not unpleasantly so, and the texture was perfectly al dente courtesy of a long-ago member who'd become a personal chef to a French millionaire.

It took a moment for the flavor to register – a personal preference charm? - but when it did, it was an explosion of fruit across his taste buds: raspberries, bilberries, strawberries perfectly ripe and bursting with juice.

“Great Merlin, Horace,” he managed after a moment. “Who did this? It's - “

“Slugalicious!” cried Slughorn.

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